Trump insists he has right to intervene in criminal cases


WEB DESK WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday morning broke almost 17 hours of silence following ABC News’ exclusive interview with Attorney General Bill Barr, pushing back on Barr ’s warning not to interfere in criminal cases, insisting he has the “legal right” to do so. Trump repeated what he’s said previously — including just this past Tuesday — that he has the “absolute” right to comment on how the Justice Department is handling criminal cases, including those involving his friends and associates. “‘The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case,’” Trump tweeted, quoting Barr. “This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!”